Jesse Foppert (0-2) pitched well, giving up one earned run in five innings of work for the Giants. Foppert was the third rookie pitcher that the Giants threw in the series against the Phillies.
All of the Phillies offense came in the first inning when Ricky Ledee hit his third homerun of the season in the first inning. The Phillies had a couple of other minor threats, including one in the ninth inning when Jimmy Rollins led off with a triple to centerfield, but was stranded at thirdbase. The Phillies had just four hits - two of them from Ledee - and stranded twelve men on base.
Ironically, the last three pitchers to throw no-hitters against the Giants have been named Kevin. Kevin Brown and Kevin Gross were the other two. Tommy Greene was the last Phillies pitcher to throw a no-hitter, that one coming in Montreal on May 23, 1991. Nine months earlier, on August 15, 1990, Terry Mulholland threw the last no-hitter at Veterans Stadium, also against the Giants.
With the Phillies and Braves both winning Sunday and the Montreal Expos losing to Houston, the three teams are all tied at the top of the NL East. The Phillies start a west coast trip with four games in Los Angeles starting Monday night. Brett Myers (1-2, 2.88) will face Darren Dreifort (1-2, 4.13) in the opener.